Friday, July 23, 2010 new sign!..

The graphics guys came the other day and put my new shop window sign up. I think it looks great, what do y'all think?

It will look really good once I get my display window all dressed up. That should happen early next week. I'm still pushing to open two weeks from today. I'm gonna try my hardest! :)

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

..summer blog tour..

Holly from The Work at Home Woman and Abbey from Living My MoMent have put together an amazing Blog Tour. 60 blogs in 60 days, and today is all me! :) But you can see the entire list here to catch up on ones you may have missed.

As for my post for today.. are you tired of hearing about babies yet? Hope not :) The hubbo looked at me last night and said, "You're really enjoying the whole pregnancy thing, aren't you?" I told him I could totally see how women would want to be pregnant all the time. Aside from the sickness in the beginning, being pregnant is a feeling that you just can't describe. It really does have to be felt. And the fact that there's two in there just makes it even more special!

I got to see the girls via ultrasound again at my doctor's appointment yesterday. Layla has flipped so they are now both head down. Maybe they will stay that way for the rest of the pregnancy *fingers crossed* Lol. Piper weighs about 1lb 8oz and Layla weighs about 1lb 10oz. It's hard to believe they're that big already!

And, since I'm all about fun facts that very rarely come up in conversation, here's some "did you know?" stuff about twins!

*Up to 22% of twins are left-handed. In the general populace, only 10% are left-handed. (For the record, hubbo and I are both right-handed)

*Twins do not have to be born on the same dates. The longest gap between birth is 85 days.

*27 lbs. and 12oz. Total is the heaviest combined birth weight of any set of twins. (Eep!)

*Once you've had fraternal twins, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to have another set!

*Female fraternal twins have an increased chance to have fraternal twins at an actual rate of about one in 60 births or more.

And now you know :)

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

..i'm making this so hard!..

Ok, so, this whole fabric for the girls' room thing.. I'm driving myself crazy with it. I'm still not convinced that I really love any of the fabric choices I posted about previously. Part of that I think is because I discovered the Nicey Jane collection by Heather Bailey. I think it really has that shabby chic feel that I like. The fabric doesn't actually have any birds on it, but it is floral, and it has all of the colors I wanted to use. Check out some of the patterns..

And see, those great patterns are making me want to do things like this..

Patchwork! I want to do patchwork so bad! Check out these awesome patchwork pillows, made by Kathrin of Where Your Heart Is!

They're actually made with lots of the Nicey Jane fabric, and I LOVE them! Ooh ooh ooh, look!! I found this awesome crafty blog called Tiggle Giggles, and look what she made with Nicey Jane!

How gorgeous! I think I might not need any more convincing.. it's just so pretty. So very Cath Kidston :)

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